So, the fact that you do not see a person on a black list in no way means that this person is "real" or honest.
Nothing short of verification of identity can confirm that someone is real.
If they match, then most likely your lady is really involved. Is there any objective evidence of a scam being presented?
Or does it sound more like some disgruntled ex-penpal wenting off because she didnt appreciate his attention enough?
Only this time, this lady supposedly does not speak English and does not have access to Internet at all, so she is using services of some Translation Agency or Internet Agency to help her with her correspondence.
The scammers employ English-speaking interpreters to impersonate both the lady and the translation company.Step 3: if nothing helps, manually go to 5 or 6 and look through reports and photos posted there. In fact, I would estimate that over 70% of scammers ARE NOT reported online, because people who got scammed often do not know that black lists exist, or how to use them.Maybe you will find her picture posted online somewhere under a different name. Some victims have such a limited computer knowledge, that a thought of navigating a forum or anti-scam site seems intimidating to them.She may have nothing to do with a scammer who just happened to have the same first and last name.Check whether the pictures and other biographical information match as well.